Empowertoheal.com

We provide bodywork, massage therapy and energy work sessions for your health and well being.  We offer  classes to enable you to help yourself, your family, and your clients.

Classes

Ortho-Bionomy®


Ortho-Bionomy® is a bodywork system that is easily utilized by itself or with many other modalities.  It’s ease and gentleness for both the practitioner and the client are among it’s outstanding features. 

 

By finding structural balance, blood circulates more freely, the body functions more effectively, and muscles find new poise.  Ortho-Bionomy® helps the body find new, more efficient patterns of function and movement.



Reiki


Reiki is a simple and deeply powerful form of healing.  It enriches the lives of everyone touched by it, either in giving or receiving it.  It is a practice in itself and it adds zest and power to other forms of energy work bodywork or massage. 

 


Classes

  • Classes are available in the Akron area and elsewhere. 
  • If you would like to host classes in your area, please contact me.
  • I offer Reiki I, II and III classes. 
  • Ortho-Bionomy® classes offered at this time
    • Basics: Spine and Extremities; Spine; Extremities; Spine and Pelvis.
    • Exploration of Movement Patterns
    • Isometrics
    • Posture and Post Techniques
    • Anatomy & Physiology: Exploring Functional Anatomy. 
    • Elective classes: 
      • Self-Care
      • Coloring Outside the Lines: a combination of advanced Spine and Extremities, Assessment, and other techniques not taught in Basics.
      • Working with the Muscles of the Upper Extremity: A compliment to Basic Extremities that will help you pinpoint specific areas and address specific problems.
      • Working with the Muscles of the Lower Extremity
      • Working with the Muscles of the Head, Neck and Torso

Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® and is use with permission.


Current Class Schedule

Ortho-Bionomy®
In Akron, Ohio



Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Spine,

January 26-27, 2019, 9-6 pm

  • The easy and effective techniques to ease the pain, tension, and discomfort in the Spine (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacral areas), Ribcage, and Pelvis. 
  • Principles that can be applied anywhere on the body. 
  • Ways of working with your clients that will save your hands:  techniques that are gentle and easy on you and your clients. 
  • This class is a must for dealing with neck, back, rib, and lower back issues.
16 units.

Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Extremities, February 2-3, 2019, 9-6 pm

  • The easy and effective techniques to ease the pain, tension, and discomfort in the Spine (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacral areas), Ribcage, and Pelvis. 
  • Principles that can be applied anywhere on the body. 
  • Ways of working with your clients that will save your hands:  techniques that are gentle and easy on you and your clients. 
  • This class is a must for dealing with neck, back, rib, and lower back issues.
16 units.

Snow-date for either of above classes:

February 9-10, 2019. 9-6 pm.

An Ortho-Bionomy® Approach to Working with the Muscles of the Upper Extremity,
March 30-31, 2019, 9-6 pm.


Whether you are looking for new ways to work with muscles in your massage therapy practice or looking for ways to broaden and strengthen your knowledge of Ortho-Bionomy®, this class is for you.  I bring 27 years of practice in massage therapy and 24 years of using Ortho-Bionomy® and applying its principles in my massage and bodywork sessions.  What I have come to believe in my practice is that it is not enough to have tools in my tool belt.  I also need to have as many ways as possible in knowing where to look.  I have found that the various structural and functional relationships help us know where to work.  I also feel that knowledge of the muscle trigger points is yet another way of looking at the body and providing more places to “look” in the search for those keystone holding patterns.  Those of you who have attended my classes, Functional Anatomy and Coloring Outside the Lines, are familiar with these concepts.  

What makes this class different from the Phase 4 Extremities class?  The answer is several things:  

  1. Focus is on specific muscles and not joints.  Don’t be frightened, there won’t be a test and there will not be long anatomical lectures.  The structure of the class will be like other OB classes: short on lecture and long on demonstration and practice with plenty of room for your questions.  I will help you know what exactly you have your hands on, show you specific points to monitor, give you reasons why you are working there, and show you the ways to work with that muscle.  Sometimes there is more that one way to work with it and I will show these to you as well.
  2. There will be structural/functional information or signs that will help you know that this is one more place to look in our detective search for the source of that discomfort or dysfunction.

Benefits:

  1. Gives you knowledge to help you go right to the heart of the problem.  This is especially helpful when working in the context of a massage therapy session.  You can address those problem areas early on in the session helping your clients become more relaxed and receptive to what follows.
  2. This is a more specific way of working that will compliment but not replace the basic Ortho-Bionomy® work.  

This is a fun and informative class. You will learn techniques that can be easily used with other modalities.

16 units.  This class is an Elective in regard to Ortho-Bionomy® practitioner training.  No prerequisites, though either previous OB experience or muscle knowledge may be helpful.

This is a largely hands-on workshop, consisting mainly of hands-on anatomy review, and technique demonstration and practice, so wear your loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.   Classes are conducted at a pace that is tailored to the participants, so we will cover as much of the material as is possible, with that in mind.



Cost:  $325. A $75 deposit holds your place. Balance is due before class begins. 

To register or if you have any questions, contact Bill at: bill@empowertoheal.com or 330.836.4788.





Ortho-Bionomy® Exploration of Movement Patterns,  Dates TBA

An Ortho-Bionomy® Approach to to Muscles of the Neck and Torso, a one-day class, TBA

An Ortho-Bionomy® Approach to to Muscles of the Upper Extremities, a two-day class, TBA



Reiki 

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